Mr Daniel Folorunsho, 43, on Thursday told a Grade ‘A’ Customary court in Ojo, Lagos that his wife was engaging in adultery, under the guise of attending church vigil. Daniel, who is resident in Oke-Afo village on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, is seeking the dissolution of his 10-year-old marriage to his wife, Yemi, based on allegations of misconduct.
Testifying during the hearing, Daniel said that on Feb. 25, he went early to Festac town to see his brother, only to see his wife emerging from a road in the vicinity, with a man.
Daniel said that he had beaten his wife several times due to her misconduct but she had continued and he could no longer stand her adulterous behaviour.
He said that he was shocked to see her as she had claimed to be heading for a vigil and he knew
her church to be along the Oke-Afo axis, not some 40-kilometres away in Festac town, Lagos. Daniel told the court that he immediately crossed over and stopped Yemi and her partner, but she said she had gone for the vigil in the Festac district of her church and introduced the man as the District Pastor.
He said that after the incident, his wife continued to leave home frequently– under the pretext of attending night vigil– until March 13, when he acted on a tip-off from a neighbour, and caught her with a man. The petitioner said on that day, he went to the area where his wife’s church was located only to discover her in an inner room with the same man she had earlier introduced to him as a pastor.
Daniel said that his wife was adjusting herself when he came in and he almost hit the pastor but ended up just giving him a stern warning to stay away from his wife. He alleged that on several occasions, he had also bumped into his wife coming from unknown destinations at odd hours.
Yemi, a cloth seller, however, denied the allegations saying he was only looking for a way to get another wife.
She alleged that her husband had beaten her several times for not providing him with some of the money she was making from her trading. The president of the court, Alhaji Toyin Said, after listening to the duo, adjourned the case to April 3, for judgement. (NAN)